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Comment: Private equity investors write off Setanta stakes

Comment: Private equity investors write off Setanta stakes

Tue, 17/03/2009 - 05:58

Setanta, the only real competition to the UK's undisputed pay-TV champion BSkyB, has seen its private equity backers write off the value of their stakes as the outlook becomes more gloomy »

Comment: TCI cuts its losses in India

Comment: TCI cuts its losses in India

Mon, 16/03/2009 - 06:01

The Children's Investment Fund Management, the hedge fund firm founded by Christopher Hohn, has emerged as the single largest seller of Indian stocks among foreign institutional investors. »

Comment: Board behaviour - corporate governance for investment funds

Comment: Board behaviour - corporate governance for investment funds

Fri, 13/03/2009 - 06:55

Madeleine Cordes, vice-president at Walkers Corporate Services in the Cayman Islands, outlines the steps Cayman funds should be taking to ensure ef »

Comment: Citadel ready to rise again

Comment: Citadel ready to rise again

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 06:00

Citadel Investment Group, whose two biggest funds fell by some 55 per cent in 2008, is ready to return to investors after starting the new year in sparkling form. »

Comment: Could the Middle East be private equity's new playground?

Comment: Could the Middle East be private equity's new playground?

Wed, 11/03/2009 - 05:59

The days of highly-leveraged private equity megadeals belong in the past and those that are still getting off the ground tend to be fairly modest. »

Comment: Evolving fair value standards for limited partners

Comment: Evolving fair value standards for limited partners

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 12:00

New accounting guidelines assist limited partners in measuring the fair value of interests in alternative investments. »

Comment: The Midas touch

Comment: The Midas touch

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 06:03

In an implicit challenge to the strategy of monetary expansion being deployed by central banks, some hedge funds are now buying gold. »

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:02

Jeremy Berchem, a specialist in company and banking law at Jersey law firm Voisin, says the review of offshore financial centres ordered by the British government - the latest in a long li »

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:00

Germany's relationship with the private equity industry has long been an uneasy one, even before Social Democrat minister Franz Müntefering famously described private equity firms as »

Comment: Winning the climate war by digging into one's pocket for victory

Comment: Winning the climate war by digging into one's pocket for victory

Fri, 06/03/2009 - 06:00

James Cameron, vice-chairman of Climate Change Capital, says that since going green will costs billions, the best way to raise the money is to issue modern war bonds and raise an army o »

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